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scrub free 1+ night walks near Sydney

Postby wildwanderer » Sun 02 Dec, 2018 5:14 pm

As the topic title says this a list of 'mostly' scrub free 1+ night walks.

Useful when attempting to get partners etc or those who are foliage un-inclined to come with you on a overnighter+

PLEASE ADD YOUR SUGGESTIONS. (Actual bushwalks not fire trai/road bashes)

- Great North walk (various start locs)

- mount solitary traverse, Katoomba

- mount Vic to blackheath,

- Gingara track-roots ridge - orange bluff- brumby ridge - gingara track. kanagara boyd NP

- Asgard head base camp exploration, mount victoria.

- Blackheath to lockleys pylon/pinnacle s

- coastal track, royal NP

More suggestions please :D
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Re: scrub free 1+ night walks near Sydney

Postby ribuck » Sun 02 Dec, 2018 6:23 pm

Bell to Wollangambe Crater.
Long Point to Shoalhaven River.

Starlights Trail to the Nattai
Mountain Lagoon to Tootie/Colo junction via T3 track
Bob Turners Track to the Colo River
(probably the most scrub free of these).
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Re: scrub free 1+ night walks near Sydney

Postby johnw » Sun 02 Dec, 2018 8:17 pm

Dunphy Campground to various spots in the Wild Dog Mountains e.g. Mobbs Swamp/Splendour Rock or Breakfast Creek/Coxs River/Ironmonger circuit.
Do you mean "substantially" no fire trail/road? If absolute zero it rules out some other potential walks.
e.g. Mountain Lagoon to Colo Meroo via Mailes and Gospers Ridges is nice but has several kms of fire trail to start.
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Re: scrub free 1+ night walks near Sydney

Postby wildwanderer » Sun 02 Dec, 2018 8:24 pm

Thanks fo the contributions ribuck and johnw.

johnw wrote:Dunphy Campground to various spots in the Wild Dog Mountains e.g. Mobbs Swamp/Splendour Rock or Breakfast Creek/Coxs River/Ironmonger circuit.
Do you mean "substantially" no fire trail/road? If absolute zero it rules out some other potential walks.
e.g. Mountain Lagoon to Colo Meroo via Mailes and Gospers Ridges is nice but has several kms of fire trail to start.


I think a couple of km is fine. Mainly was hoping to avoid primarily fire trail walks aka six foot track in the list.

I'd heard the breakfast creek circuit had a substantial grove of nettle one needed to push through. Is that now gone?
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Re: scrub free 1+ night walks near Sydney

Postby johnw » Sun 02 Dec, 2018 8:40 pm

wildwanderer wrote:I'd heard the breakfast creek circuit had a substantial grove of nettle one needed to push through. Is that now gone?

A few years since I've been down Carlon Creek but yes, they were there. I wouldn't really think of those as scrub though (unless they have gotten much worse).
With long pants or other leg protection and and some care they could be negotiated without significant issue.
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Re: scrub free 1+ night walks near Sydney

Postby ribuck » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 7:19 pm

The Carlon Creek nettles vary in height with season and rainfall, but when they're high they can be brutal.

Easily avoided by parking at Galong trackhead instead of Dunphys Camp Ground, and taking Hobbles Spur down to Breakfast Creek.
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